Vague Inconveniences Credit: Dreamstime

One part of our journey is now complete. My family and I closed on our house on Monday. And after two rather long days of moving things from a storage unit and basement to our new place…we are finally home!

I wish I could tell you I am completely at peace and full of joy but I find myself more stressed right now than I have been in the entire process. It’s amazing how much of my morning (and daily) routine is linked to being able to connect to the internet. My Bible reading/devotional is through YouVersion, I write on this blog, and I check emails and calendars for my clients as part of my virtual assistant job.

We don’t have internet at our new place yet (even though I called them 10 days ago). And, as of yesterday, I haven’t been able to firm down with the internet provider what day or what time they will be coming. All I’ve been told when I call the toll-free number is that a local representative will “be in touch.” I plan on making a trip down to the local store today in hopes of receiving a less vague response.

Vague responses freak me out. I was never in the military but I think I would have appreciated the structure of knowing exactly when things are to be done. I like to be in the know. I’ve come to accept the whole not knowing when Jesus is coming back…but this internet thing is driving me completely nuts. 😉  Okay, just trying to keep my sense of humor as I wait for this small inconvenience in my days to be resolved.

In the meantime, I will be spending much of my days drinking coffee at Panera Bread, using their internet, and getting work done. Wait…what was I complaining about again?

6 thoughts on “Vague Inconveniences

  1. Tammy Schaefer

    I can relate Eileen! It’s so easy to allow our small inconveniences overwhelm us. Sometimes it’s good to remind ourselves of how much we have in our country. We are truly blessed! Thanks for the reminder to be grateful!

    1. Eileen Post author

      Yes, we have access to SO MUCH. It’s amazing how quickly we get used to having immediate access to everything and then take it for granted.

  2. Debra

    Your comment had me smiling, not because you dont have internet, that can be a pain, especially when you work online from home. But it also had me digging into God’s Word to search for comfort to pass on to you dear sister.. Here is what I found..

    Philippians 4 :4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

    Ph. 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by
    prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests
    to God.

    Ph. 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned
    to be content whatever the circumstances.

    Ph. 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have
    plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and
    every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in
    plenty or in want.

    Ph. 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

    I know you know these just thought I’d pass on some inspiration….


    1. Eileen Post author

      Thank you Deb! Those verses in Philippians are some of my favorites. In fact, before we moved I had those verses taped to my bathroom mirror for 10 years! I think I need to tape them up to my new mirror.


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